This week's tablehopper: the end of rocktober.


A special evening at the Italian Consulate to kick off the upcoming Week of Italian Cuisine in the World (November 12th–17th). When Viola Buitoni and Consul General Lorenzo Ortona are in the kitchen, you couldn’t be in better hands. What a beautiful feast! Photo: ©

Hi gang. Can you believe this October? The weather has been so incredible, one bright thing during these dark headlines. I was also super-uplifted to be part of the all-female panel for the Macy’s Culinary Council last week. Thanks to the familiar faces who turned out for the panel as we all shared some real talk about what it’s like to be a woman in the culinary industry. Fempire was in the house.

James Beard’s Taste America at The Fairmont on Friday evening was also a blast (I helped out with the auction)—loved hanging out with so many friends in our local culinary world, and the food was faboosh. Thanks to everyone who helped make that event so special.

The next culinary event I hope to see you at is the upcoming Saucy Awards on Monday November 12th—and it’s your last chance to nominate your favorite restaurant for the people’s choice award—voting ends November 1st.

I’ve been busy writing about some of my latest food finds in Table Talk over at KQED’s Bay Area Bites: here’s this week’s post (including the delicious Besharam!) and last week’s Table Talk has an awesome fish banh mi you’ll want to track down. And vegan tacos. (I promise, they’re so good.)

And just in case you’re canna-curious but you still haven’t subscribed to my other venture, mymilligram (whatcha waiting for?), here’s a post about five new edibles and beverages coming soon that I spotted at the Hall of Flowers cannabis B2B trade show last month. And if you don’t want to wait, here are five cannabis-infused beverages you can enjoy right now! Anything to take the edge off, especially now.

And please, next Tuesday November 6th, I know you’re going to vote! Spread the word. Those “I Voted!” stickers really are the sexiest thing. You’re so hawt.

Big XO.
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Oct 30 2018